Fossick meaning

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To search for gold, especially by reworking washings or waste piles.
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To rummage or search around, especially for a possible profit.
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To search for by or as if by rummaging.
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To prospect or search, as for gold.
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To search about; rummage.
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To search for; seek out.
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(UK) To ferret out; to elicit information.
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(UK, Australia) To search for gold, gems, etc., on the surface or in abandonded workings.
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(UK, Australia) To search for something; to rummage.
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Origin of fossick

  • English dialectal to find out, dig up

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition